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The latest news from Lincolnshire County Council on schools, roads, transport, tourism, housing, planning, environment, health, social care and councillors.

Weather warning crop

Weather warning in place for Lincolnshire this Bank Holiday Weekend

26 August 2016

Heavy rain is expected in the county this weekend. If you’re affected by flash flooding, get advice from the Lead Local Flood Authority.

Pontoons for Sutton Bridge marina

Smooth sailing for Sutton Bridge marina project

26 August 2016

Good progress is being made on Crosskeys Marina, an impressive new gateway to the county.

Airport

Holidaymakers advised to use official holiday parking

26 August 2016

Holidaymakers who are jetting off on holiday are urged to use official approved airport parking.

Road surfacing

Overnight closure – junction of B1202 and C004, Bardney

26 August 2016

The junction of the B1202 and C004 at Bardney will be closed between 7pm on Thursday 1 September and 6am the following day.

Unsafe part worn tyre

Grantham part worn tyre trader prosecuted

26 August 2016

Trader at Moss Tyres in Grantham fined almost £8,000 for supplying unsafe part worn tyres

Pupils celebrating GCSE results

Lincolnshire schools are continuing to raise attainment at GCSE Video

25 August 2016 | Updated: 26 August 2016

Early indications of GCSE results across Lincolnshire show continued improvements this year.

ESTA Official Website

Beware of copycat websites overcharging for ESTA and EHIC documents

25 August 2016

Lincolnshire Trading Standards has received complaints about so called copycat websites.

boston quadrant roadworks

Latest phase of Boston Quadrant roadworks nears completion

25 August 2016

Temporary traffic lights and a series of weekend road closures will be needed to complete the latest works for the Chestnut Homes Quadrant development.

Woman warming her hands by the fire

Don't be left out in the cold

23 August 2016

Hundreds of people in the county could be missing out on the opportunity to get a free central heating system fitted. Latest government figures estimate that around 33,200 households in Lincolnshire are living in fuel poverty (around 10.6%).

adoption and fostering Lincolnshire

Every young person deserves a loving home!

23 August 2016

Young people between the ages of 10 and 18 are in need of a loving foster home.

Street lights at night

Roll-out of street lighting changes continues this autumn

23 August 2016

Work to introduce a more cost-effective approach to street lighting in the county will continue in the areas around Grantham, Sleaford, Caistor, Market Rasen and Louth during September.

Lincoln Castle event summer bank holiday

Steampunk to take Lincoln Castle to a time that never was!

23 August 2016

Victorian past meets futuristic vision this bank holiday weekend as the largest steampunk festival in the world returns to Lincoln Castle.

Taz Thornton

Moving on from domestic abuse

23 August 2016 | Updated: 23 August 2016

A workshop is being held in Spalding for people in Lincolnshire who want to start afresh having experienced domestic abuse in the past.

Viking Way fingerpost

New lease of life for important habitat on the Viking Way

23 August 2016

A Site of Special Scientific Interest on the Viking Way will be revitalised, thanks to upcoming improvement works.

Photo of Cllr Davie

Response to Viking Link preferred sites

22 August 2016

The county council has given its reaction to the latest developments relating to the Viking Link project.

Lincolnshire Olympics

Congratulations to Lincolnshire's Olympic gold medallists!

22 August 2016 | Updated: 24 August 2016

Four Olympic hockey players from Lincolnshire get gold in Rio!

author talk collection lincoln

Top British author to give special talk at The Collection

22 August 2016 | Updated: 24 August 2016

Award winning crime writer Frances Fyfield will host a night of discussion and insight for bookworms and art lovers at The Collection on 27 August.

Devolution image

Results of the Greater Lincolnshire devolution consultation

22 August 2016

Support for devolution but mixed views on Mayor

Poppies Wave sculpture at Lincoln Castle

Don't miss your chance to see Poppies: Wave!

19 August 2016 | Updated: 22 August 2016

There’s just over two weeks left to catch Poppies: Wave at Lincoln Castle.

waste site on Summergangs Lane in Gainsborough

Waste operator faces £1,397 bill for planning breaches

19 August 2016 | Updated: 24 August 2016

The owner of a former skip hire business is being forced to pay a total of £1,397 after breaking planning rules.

Magna Carta document

Could you bring Magna Carta to life for visitors to Lincoln Castle?

19 August 2016

Lincoln Castle is looking for volunteers who can share their passion for history with its visitors and bring the story of Magna Carta to life.

Lincolnshire A-levels exams schools education

Lincolnshire A-level pass rate above national average Video

18 August 2016 | Updated: 19 August 2016

Provisional results from 30 out of 40 sixth forms in the county show that Lincolnshire schools have outperformed the England average in nearly all measures.

Go Skegness will also support the coastal visitor economy

Tourism is booming with 1.4 million extra visitors last year

18 August 2016

New figures have shown that the value of the Lincolnshire tourism industry rose to £1.34bn in 2015, bringing in £80m more than the previous year.

First World War Lincoln

Find out more about children in wartime England this weekend

16 August 2016

Head to the Museum of Lincolnshire Life in Lincoln to find out what life was like for children during the First World War this weekend (20 and 21 August).

A-levels

Advice for students taking A-levels

16 August 2016 | Updated: 18 August 2016

A-level results day can be a nerve-racking experience for students waiting for their results - the message is don’t panic, there’s plenty of advice and help out there for you.

Lincolnshire chalk stream

Free family extravaganza to celebrate Lincolnshire's chalk streams

15 August 2016

Thanks to money from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project is running a festival of free events for all ages at the end of August.

Fire engine

Summer fun at Bardney Fire Station

15 August 2016

Bardney Fire Station will open its doors to the public on Saturday 20 August.

Beach Holiday

Beware of last minute holiday scams

15 August 2016

Lincolnshire Trading Standards is reminding residents to remain vigilant when booking a last minute holiday this summer.

Photograph - Isaac Newton Statue and Guildhall, Grantham

Footpath maintenance – Wharf Road, Grantham

15 August 2016 | Updated: 25 August 2016

The Wharf Road footpath between the London Road and Brewery Hill junctions is being resurfaced, with work beginning on Monday 22 August.

East West Link Road works

Lincoln High Street pedestrianisation project to begin

12 August 2016 | Updated: 25 August 2016

From Monday 15 August, the High Street will be closed to traffic between St Mary’s Street and Tentercroft Street as the area is pedestrianised.

BP portrait award 2016

See top international portraits as exhibition hits Lincoln

12 August 2016 | Updated: 19 August 2016

An exhibition of the best contemporary portraiture from around the world will be at shown at the Usher Gallery this September.

Lincolnshire Wolds countryside

Tell us your views on the Lincolnshire Wolds

11 August 2016

The Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service would like to hear the views of people who live or work in the Lincolnshire Wolds, as well as those who visit to enjoy its natural beauty.

Resurfacing roadworks

Resurfacing to start 5 September at A1031 Eskham, Marshchapel

11 August 2016 | Updated: 24 August 2016

The A1031 will be resurfaced between Church Lane and Firebeacon Lane at Eskham, Marshchapel.

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Children waiting to be adopted

11 August 2016

Lincolnshire Adoption Service is still looking for adopters for children in certain age groups and characteristics.

Fire engine

Open day at Louth Fire Station

11 August 2016

The new fire station in Louth will open its doors to the public on Sunday, 14 August, 2016.

Image of a house

Council to invest in more extra care housing for Lincolnshire

11 August 2016

Lincolnshire County Council is investing £8m to encourage housing developers to create up to 600 extra-care properties across the county.

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WW1 medal reunited with soldier's family

10 August 2016

Lincolnshire county council has helped reunite a Lincolnshire soldier’s war medal with his relatives after the memento was unearthed by a local metal detectorist.

Phone charging on pillow

Check where your kids are charging their mobile phones

10 August 2016

In a bid to reduce the risk of house fires, parents are urged to check where their kids are charging mobile phones and tablets.

East West Link Road

First chance to drive Lincoln's East-West Link Road

9 August 2016 | Updated: 24 August 2016

From Monday 15 August, motorists will be able to use the new East-West Link Road for the first time.

Bike Meridian

Back in the saddle: Lincs Cycle Challenge returns for 2016

9 August 2016

The popular Lincs Cycle Challenge returns next month, with local businesses again competing to see which can get the most employees cycling for 10 minutes or more.

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